Archive - 2013
The Rev. William C. Summers, Jr., was born to eternal life on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
He spent 91 years on this earth and was loved by many whose lives he blessed.
Rev. Summers was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Charleston W. Va., to William and Latitia Summers, who preceded him in death.
Also preceding him were his first wife, Eava Elizabeth Carrico; his daughter, Letitia Ru Peace; and six brothers and sisters.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Kathryn R. Good Summers, of Old Hickory, Tenn; a son, William and wife Patricia of Old Hickory,
Bo Dinger (left) and Alexis Young (right) were named as The Spirit's Fall Sports Outstanding Player for the boys and girls, respectively, and both were stars on their respective cross country teams.
Young, a four-year Lady Chucks runner, helped her team capture the District IX championship for the first time in three years. After being last fall's Outstanding Player runner-up, the senior received 33.4 percent of the vote total â€” or 402 of the 1,203 female ballots cast.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As the old saying goes, "You're not in Texas anymore" â€” a saying that certainly applies to Greg Smith, the new senior pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney who, until recently, was a resident of the Houston, Texas, area.
"I grew up in the small town of Albion â€” not the one in Punxsy, the one in western Pennsylvania â€” and it is small like here and is about 25 miles southwest of Erie," Smith said, adding that he lived there until he was 21 years of age.
"So, becoming the senior pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsy is like coming home again," he said.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a case of theft by deception involving $1,400 in counterfeit bills.
According to police, unknown actor(s) made purchases at Wal-Mart using what turned out to be 14 counterfeit $100 bills, before fleeing the scene.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Friday at Wal-Mart.
Anyone with information should contact police at 938-0510.
The driver of this Chevrolet Silverado, George Hamilton of Shelocta, was not injured in this one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at 5:36 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 210 in North Mahoning Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Hamilton said he was traveling east on Route 210 and saw some deer, which caused him to drive through the stop sign at the intersection of Route 210 and Route 119 and roll his vehicle onto its side on the north side berm of Route 119.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
January 20, 1897
THE B. R. & P. COâ€™S CHARTER
An attempt of an Oil City Man to Have it Revoked
Lewella J. "Sally" Minick, 84, Brookville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Stanton, Pa., a daughter of Ran Sowers and Sidney Enterline Sowers.
She was married to Melvin M. Minick, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1981.
Mrs. Minick worked for Sylvania and Whitebrook in Brookville, and she retired as an LPN from Jefferson Manor in Brookville after many years.
She was a past member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.
Albert A. "Cowboy" Zanaglio, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Zanaglio was born April 18, 1920, in Florence, a son of the late Bartlow Zanaglio and Julia (Cappa) Zanaglio.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Zanaglio was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Debeck) Zanaglio.
He was a member of Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.
He worked 38 years for the B & O Railroad before retiring, and he was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.
DuBOIS â€” The Punxsy Friday night comeback started from 25 feet away.
As the first half horn sounded, Brandon Mancuso banked in a long-range halfcourt triple, and the Chucks rode the momentum to the second half to power past the host Beavers, 55-50 in DuBois.
â€śWe were able to get big hoops when we needed them,â€ť explained Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal. â€śIt was a nice team win and a nice team effort.â€ť
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of flags and veteran memorial rods stolen from the Banner Ridge Cemetery in Mahaffey, Clearfield County.
Police said unknown actor(s) removed five U.S. flags â€” each of which was held with an 18-inch solid brass rod with a plate designating the wars in which the deceased had served, including the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam.
The incident occurred at the cemetery sometime between 7 a.m. Dec. 15 and 7 a.m. Dec. 25.